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Manual Reference Pages  -  HATARIUI (1)


hatariui - Python/Gtk UI for Hatari



hatariui | [options] [directory|diskimage|program]


hatariui is a Python/Gtk UI for Hatari which can either embed the Hatari window (on X11 systems) or run in a separate window. By default it provides a normal application menu and some extra button for faster access to fast-forward etc. functionality, but these are fully configurable with the command line options. While it lacks support for some of the Hatari configuration options that Hatari’s SDL GUI has, it also supports some options that the Hatari’s built-in SDL UI doesn’t.

Besides the UI configurability, some of the other advantages hatariui has over the SDL interface included with Hatari itself are use of a normal Gtk file selector with all of its features (directory shortcuts etc), support for UTF-8 (in file names) and in general blending better to the user’s desktop environment.

Additionally, Hatari can run while one uses UI configuration dialogs, and it can stop Hatari completely to better save the battery on mobile computers. For devices without a keyboard, it offers a a text input dialog and one can configure (from command line) buttons for often used strings.


hatariui is actually a shell script wrapper for the Python script. It’s used to run the Python script with suitable options for default usage and to set up the correct installation directory for the rest of the Hatari UI Python scripts and data files.

Options below are actually for script. If you want to change options given for it, modify the hatariui shell script or make your own based on the installed one.


-h, --help Hatari UI command line help
-n, --nomenu
  Omit menubar from the window
-e, --embed
  Embed Hatari window (to middle of controls)
-f, --fullscreen
  Start in fullscreen
-l, --left <controls>
  Add a toolbar at left
-r, --right <controls>
  Add a toolbar at right
-t, --top <controls>
  Add a toolbar at top
-b, --bottom <controls>
  Add a toolbar at bottom
-p, --panel <name>,<controls>
  Add a separate window with given name and controls
You can have only one toolbar on each side of the Hatari window. Panels are separate windows and you can has as many of them as you wish. For each panel you need to add a control with the name of the panel (see "MyPanel" in examples).
Following controls can are available for toolbars and panels:
| Separator between controls
> Start next toolbar row in panel windows
  Hatari compatibility list
  Hard disk images and directories
reset Warm or cold reset Hatari
  Save configuration
bugs Report a bug
  Display settings
  Hatari authors
  Whether to fast forward Hatari (needs fast machine)
debug Activate Hatari debugger
quit Quit Hatari UI
hatari Hatari home page
  Record animation
  Record YM/Wav
mails Hatari mailing lists
floppy Floppy images
device Toggle Midi, Printer, RS232 peripherals
load Load emulation snapshot
  Load configuration
path Device & save file paths
  Hatari st/e/tt/falcon configuration
todo Hatari TODO
  Hatari UI home page
save Save emulation snapshot
  Joystick settings
trace Hatari tracing setup
pause Pause Hatari to save battery
about Hatari UI information
  Hatari release notes
full Toggle whether Hatari is fullscreen
manual Hatari manual
input Simulate text input and mouse clicks
sound Sound settings
  Latest Hatari changes
run (Re-)run Hatari
shot Grab a screenshot
<panel name>
  Button for the specified panel window
  Synthetize string or single key <code>
If no options are given, the UI uses basic controls.


Example on how to add top, right and bottom toolbars and a separate "MyPanel" panel window: --embed \
        -t "about,run,pause,quit" \
        -p "MyPanel,Macro=Test,Undo=97,Help=98,>,F1=59,F2=60,>,close" \
        -r "paste,debug,trace,machine,MyPanel" \
        -b "sound,|,forward,|,fullscreen"

For more examples on Hatari UI options usage, see the hatariui shell script.


hmsa(1), hatariui(1), hconsole(1)


Hatari UI is written by Eero Tamminen <oak at helsinkinet fi>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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